Arlene Geline Stiles

by | May 1, 2015 | Obituaries

Richmond, Va—Arlene Geline Stiles, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died peacefully April 17, 2015, in Richmond.

She was born February 21, 1933 in Raleigh, N.C. to Hana Geline Shor and Julius Geline.

Arlene moved to Richmond in her late teens, worked as a dental assistant and then x-ray technician at the Medical College of Virginia. She met her husband, Donald, on a blind date and they were happily married for 42 years, until his passing in 1996. After moving to Norfolk, Arlene worked side by side with Donald at his Pembroke Mall optometric practice, where she was the office manager for many years. Upon retirement, they moved to Virginia Beach. She loved being near the water.

Arlene enjoyed gardening and reading and was an active member of Hadassah, the Women Investors of Tidewater (W.I.T.) Stock Club and Temple Israel in Norfolk.

She was predeceased by her sister, Marilyn Dere (Emil) of Jerusalem, Israel.

Survivors include her loving children, Julie Goodman (Michael) of Richmond, Susan Stiles (fiancee, Robert Drummer) of Washington, D.C., Alison Mazie of Randolph, N.J.; and brother, Ron Geline of Boynton Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Judy Spanglet, Moshe Dere, Josh Geline and Joan Knorpp. Arlene was also the adoring grandmother of Daniel, Laura and Samantha Goodman and Aaron and Graham Mazie.

Funeral services and interment were held at Beth-El Cemetery Chapel at Forest Lawn in Richmond. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060 or Hadassah at